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ANTARCTICA EXPRESS AIR-CRUISE

For those short of time, there is no quicker or more affordable way to experience the White-Continent than the Antarctica Express Air-Cruise.
ANTARCTICA

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In just six days you will see the most southerly city in the world, Ushuaia. Disembark at the most southerly point of Tierra del Fuego, Cape Horn and cross the dramatic waters of the Drake Passage.

With albatrosses, dolphins and whales for company, you will soon arrive into the icy waters of Antarctica. Arriving at King George Island you will have chance to explore Fildes Bay and the research stations in the area, before boarding your flight back to Punta Arenas.

Explore by Zodiac boat, enjoying the stunning scenery and wildlife, including penguins and seals.

Penguins and Seals | Antarctica | The Ultimate Travel Company

The Antarctica Express Air-Cruise is available on the Magellan Explorer and Ocean Nova.

Magellan Explorer – Featuring a modern design and innovative technologies, this expedition vessel was custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises. Max number of passengers per fly-cruise: 73

Ocean Nova – Sturdy and nimble, this ship was built to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland and is ideally suited for Antarctic expeditions. Max number of passengers per fly-cruise: 67

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are for guidance only. Programs may vary depending on local ice, weather, and wildlife conditions. The on-board expedition leader will determine the final itinerary. Flexibility is paramount for expedition cruises.

Magellan Explorer, Antartica
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DESIGNED BY SPECIALISTS

Bear in mind, these are just a starting point as all holidays are customised to the specific requirements of our guests. Whether you prefer a different style of accommodation, a greater focus on a particular interest or to go to a different destination all together, every itinerary is created individually around your preferences.

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Day 1

USHUAIA

Begin your trip in Ushuaia, Argentina. Board your ship at the pier in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.

Cape Horn | Ultimate Travel Company
Day 2

CAPE HORN

After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn!

Weather permitting, board a Zodiac and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honour of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th century British explorer.

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Day 3-4

SAILING TO ANTARCTICA

As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.

After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening

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Day 5

ANTARCTICA TO PUNTA ARENAS

Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay. A 2-km (1.25-mi) walk takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to the aircraft.

Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night.

Punta Arenas | Ultimate Travel Company
Day 6

FLY HOME

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

THE PRICE BREAKDOWN
6 days from £5,265 per person

PRICE INCLUDES

  • One-way flight and one-way sailing between Antarctica and South America
  • Accommodation on the boat in Antarctica
  • All meals on the boat
  • Daily guided activities whilst in Antarctica
  • Port and conservation fees
  • One night accommodation in Punta Arenas

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights to and from South America
  • Domestic flights within South America
  • Accommodation in Ushuaia
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